What is Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking is a crime that involves exploiting a person for labor, services, or commercial sex.

In 2000, for the first time, the United States specifically identified human trafficking as a crime and put into law The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. This act defines Human Trafficking as:

  • Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or
  • The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. (22 U.S.C. ยง 7102(9)). (United States. Department of Justice. Human Trafficking. Retrieved from

Human Trafficking Statistics

Human Trafficking Videos

National Anti-Human Trafficking organization websites

Florida Anti-Human Trafficking and Support Services Organizations

Human Trafficking Survivor Books

  • Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution by Rachel Moran
  • Renting Lacy: A Story of America's Prostituted Children by Linda Smith
  • The Truth Behind The Fantasy Of Porn: The Greatest Illusion On Earth by Shelly Lubben
  • Not For Sale by David Batstone
  • Fallen: Out Of The Sex Industry & Into The Arms Of The Savior by Annie Lobert

Dig Deeper

  • Relevant Professional Journal Articles on Human Trafficking
    • Understanding Human Trafficking in America
    • Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in the United States

Printable Materials

  • Human Trafficking Power and Control Wheel

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